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Jul 2, 2011 6:00pm EDT
school leaders running. now they're considering a big change that has some parents upset. more on the school watch report. >> reporter: gigi bar net has more. >> reporter: after three years of back-to-back games, baltimore school leaders saw an across the board dip in test scores this year, reading results dropped by a little more than three percentage points, and math scores falling more at nearly 5%. now the question is how to get back on track. the answer may be here. >> we see the model that works in some of our schools, and the question is can we link it to particular grades. >> reporter: one expert wants a longer school week to begin for students in the fifth and 8th grades, he says that is just before students go off to meanwhile and high schools. and it is where the school leaders are seeing the biggest drop off. >> well, many, many of our kids, you need to stretch time in a way that allows us to -- dive deep into what some of the barriers to success might be. >> but will it work? >> the weekend family time, make it simple, extend the school year, add more days. >> parents
CBS
Jul 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
hellgren is live outside in the pressure cooker again. mike? >> reporter: well, the big story now is power outages. there are more than 11,000 people without power. a big chunk are in baltimore city. 5400 also, in the pikesville area. it's not a day you want to be without air-conditioning. >> reporter: another day of heat and frustration. particularly among gbe customers in the peak rewards program. she's in a it degree home with her 5 month old niece and her dog. >> it's not coming on. i'm getting all [ indiscernible ] feel how hots the. you can feel the heat. how you doing? air-conditioning working? >> no, it's burning up. >> reporter: volunteers made sure people were okay in the record breaking heat wave. first of all, they have the fans and whatever. >> reporter: today was cooler than yesterday, the power systems were stressed. thousands were without power. >> when you add to it, more and more power running through the lines and you factor in the external temperatures. a lot of power lines are aboveground. >> it keeps me cool. >> reporter: there have been 20 deaths nationwide sin
CBS
Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm EDT
people are still talking about that. however, something real big happened on the mound today. not involving either one of ,,,, >>> well, i have a few yankees fans excited about jeter today. >> well, major milestone. derek jeter etched another chapper into the annals. here's the yankee's co-captain. 3-2 pitch and one out. bye bye baseball. left field and one lucky fan got the souvenir of a lifetime. it's his 3000th hit. his first hit, august 30th, 1995 against the mariners. so, derek jeter and that guy, the only players among 28 to reach the 3000 hit plateau with a home run. just how low can the birds go. last night at fenway park, a professional play that looked amateurish. hardy misplayed two balls and felix couldn't catch a ball. that was big poppy to the right. red sox scored eight building an 8-0 lead. in thibleth in-- in the 8th inning, let's fast forward. he shouts at the slugger. that ignites a clearing ball. and they had words earlier, all of this adding up to another -- the words only go so far for those struggling birds. >> no, we're playing the game of baseball. you hav
CBS
Jul 10, 2011 6:30pm EDT
such a big part of the deal. >> susan mcginnis. >>> late this afternoon president oe baa ma told lawmakers they need to work out this deal on the debt in the next 10 days, we'll let you know as soon as they reach a compromise. a famous theater is trashed by vandals in broad daylight. around 7:00 this morning. someone smashed the windows of the ed sullivan theater. that's where david letterman tapes his show. they believe dave whitmore was drunk when broke into the building. >>> an ohio father risks his life to save his son from the bottom of a deep well. the 3-year-old boy fell into that well when the rotting plywood on top of his gave way. he quickly climbed down the slippery rocks and got into the water to help. >> just amazing what you can do if your son or daughter is trapped in a well screaming and crying for your name. you will do pretty much about anything. >> reporter: he was also trapped for a while but he did keep his son above the water until a fire department official arrived. firefighters used ropes to pull both of them to safety, neither one of them were hurt. >>> s
CBS
Jul 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the crash is under investigation. >> tropical storm don fizzled over texas. it created big waves on the coast, but the national weather service says the storm dropped less than an inch of rain before it passed into mexico. many texans were hoping the storm would help ease the state's drought. but it was a disa -- disappointment to ranchers. >>> britain celebrates another royal wedding. today, married english rugby star. prince william, wife kate middleton, and the british monarch herself were among them. the couple met in a bar, in snoi, australia -- sydney, australia, during the 2003 rugby campaign. >> i wonder if her dress is going to get as much height as kate's will. >> so welcome to the weekend. nice once again. >> thank you. nice to be here again. >> and a hot one. not quite as extreme as yesterday. but we were talking about quite a stretch of hot weather here. today makes it the 14th day in a row, where we're 90 or above. so yes. this is where we sit right now. we're still in the 90s outside. we're coming in at 94 degrees. and temperatures are going to continue to run very wa
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 6:00am EDT
this year with big names likely to be missing from the roster. sports director mark viviano brings us up on the pretty surprising news. >>> good morning. the joy of a new labor deal turns to harsh reality for the ravens who are poised to cut about $18 million to make room under the new salary cap. among the casualties, veterans todd heap, derrick mason, kelly gregg and willly mcga hee. heap is a 10-year tightend. the current contract would pay him more than $4 million. the ravens have been grooming his replacements, dennis pit ta and ed dickson. derrick mason will be a salary cap casualty. mason would make more than $4 million this season. it is possible, for the players who do get released, to return to the ravens at reduced pay but they're free to shop their services to another team. those currently under contract can report to owings mills at 10:00 this morning. jessica, back to you. >> the ravens first preseason game is set for two weeks from thursday in philly. >> you got to divorce yourself from the emotions. the bulk of the nfl season happens off the field. the quarterback i
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 6:00am EDT
gotten good rain. man, we needed it big time. >> at first, i thought i was going to get missed again last night. >> don and i live on the same latitude, if you will. two nights ago the dynamic was primarily south. i was looking down at the clouds. you could see the lightning on the clouds, we were missed. last night, it was changed to north. over the past few nights, we've gotten shower activity we've needed. we were at rock hall last weekend. centerville and chestertown and rock hall. i'll tell you something interesting about corn. when corn is dry, the stalk sticks straight up. normally, it's like this, hanging as you see it. when corn gets really dry, the stalks go straight up in the air. the plant, believe it or not, whatever it's trying to do is trying to save its life. all of the corn was like this. i said, these folks really need rain. >>> well, we have low pressure meandering around the region. we'll have widespread showers and thundershowers. what we've got going on from noon to 8:00 because of rain that's fallen and rain expected to fall this day is a flood watch in effect
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 6:00am EDT
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Jul 10, 2011 10:00pm PDT
the new stadium project? why this pass may be incomplete. >> reporter:it's an empty lot with big plans, the proposed stadium in santa clara, it's supposed to break ground next year costing hundreds of millions of dollars and while the funding isn't secured, plans are being made for the land across the street. plans welcome as big as the man behind him. joe montana, he wants to build a complex including hotel, sports bar and restaurant. >> the proposal looks good and it's going to be up to the counsel to decide how we negotiate. >> reporter:he wasn't available to speak with us today, he was expected at the meeting on tuesday to ask that the city negotiate only with his group for the next year and a half. >> in the normal course of things, the city would put out a request for proposals with and entertain whatever comes back to us. >> reporter:now the counsel is considering swerving that norm. >> he's joe montana, pretty much. >> reporter:it's not a bad idea. >> joe montana can probably just by name bring jobs and revenue to the bay area. >> i think he certainly should have first sh
CBS
Jul 2, 2011 6:00am EDT
the imf. as randall pinkston reports, there are big questions surrounding the accuser as well. >> reporter: dominick strauss-kahn walked out of court an almost freeman. >> the defendant will be released on his own recognizance. the only restriction is the people will continue to hold his travel documents. >> reporter: the turn around came when prosecutors revealed the hotel maid lied about her whereabouts following the alleged attack. >> that investigation raised concerns about the complaining witness' credibility. >> reporter: prosecutors spelled out other inconsistencies about the accuser in a letter to strauss-kahn's defense attorney. they include lying to get into the united states from her native, guinea. her attorney insists the facts are not changed. >> the victim here made some mistakes. but that doesn't many she is not a rape victim. >> reporter: strauss-kahn's attorneys have insisted what happened in the hotel room was not a crime. his lawyers hope the multiple sex charges will be dropped. >> it is so important in this country that people, especially the media, reser
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
the big race. hey, that's next up on the calendar. >> it will be fun. >> that's next up. i mean, think about it. the, what is it? 40 days. -- did you see that guy in there? they showed a quick shot of him. he was doing construction. he said you wouldn't believe the number of people that pull up and throw stuff at the construction workers. he said everyone's excited about the race, but they throw anything at those guys. they're just doing their jobs. the traffic is a pain, but they're just doing their job. can you believe that? >> can i be honest with you? i've done the news for 35 years. i can believe anything. also, that will be one of the coolest events in baltimore. i don't think that the information tsunami has hit yet. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> it's all good news. we're 4 degrees cooler than this time yesterday morning. we have a heat index of 81 and heck, it's 79 degrees now. so, we're not that much off of normal to be quite honest about it. let's go to the ronster. you can kind of feel it. it's a warm and humid morning and the air is not moving. it doesn't
CBS
Jul 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
. there is a fire going on. this is the big popular. >> this is the flame up, this is where they cook the scampy and you will see a demonstration on the calamari. >> man this is good. i have come prepared. i brought my mouth wash and i brought my mint gum you know with you ill be walking out of here and it will be a little sketchy. >> and certainly they have some kind of odd -- the fire. >> oh, there you go. stand back. we're going to be cooked here. and that, of course they're adding all that garlic on top of there. are you a fan of the garlic? >> yes f i eat too much i get stomach issues. i have been there a couple of years, i used to work in the area they have some odd garlic choices like garlic ice cream. have you tried it? >> i have not f there is a goal it is one thing, find the garlic ice cream and taste it. >> it is shockingly good. it is good. you would not think so. but for some reason it is a savory and it works. and garlic wine. >> oh... try that for me. >> cheers to you. >> you are a great tour guide here. >> i know, a great place. if you can battle the traffic to get the
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 4:00pm EDT
70, it feels like 90, or 80. or yesterday, it was 100. so it's two degrees lower. not a big difference. easton, 102. d.c. at 103. and ocean city, at 100 degrees. that's the way it feels on your skin. >>> bernadette woods joins me now with a current look at the advisories in effect. and look toward the end of the week changes. >>> we have the heat advisory in effect for all of us earlier. western side of the bay. still in effect for the eastern shore here. but there's also an air quality alert, code orange for the baltimore region and d.c. region. that probably is going to be extended because we're still going to have high temperatures. but eventually, cooler air is coming our way. and that is coming pretty soon. later this week, notice how on the eastern part of the country, or northeastern part, there is a big dip coming. that's going to bring in much more comfortable air. we'll let you know how comfortable coming up. >>> first warning weather coverage continues live now with adam may. the dangerous heat this can be. >> well, that cooler weather bernadette has told you abou
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm EDT
tunnel another one approaching 95. and then this one is the big one, on 50 east bound as you imagine, from bay down live of live to the middle of the by bridge, a big backup there. 404 east bound slow to ridgely road. we'll keep you occupy date and have a complete report coming up in about 10 minutes. back to you. >> thank you very much, sharon. >>> many people wondering if the weather will hold up for the holiday weekend. bernadette woods is tracking the conditions now. bernadette. >> we've had a good stretch running up to this weekend. now we're going to show you doppler radar, nothing going on in our area. just a gorgeous evening out there. you do see some storms over the great lakes, moving in our direction. tomorrow just a chance for a shower and thunderstorm. it's a small chance, but temperatures will start to build. humidity will start to build. then our better chance for showers or storms are sunday into monday, as that front crosses by the area. although these are just scattered showers and thunderstorms, these are not all day rain events. so not a washout of a weekend. keep
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 6:00pm EDT
: theinner harbor is packed with people. kids stay cool and play games as they wait for the big show. >> it is 4th of july, independence day and i'm from the city of brotherly love where it all began. >> reporter: not only is baltimore patriotic but your shirt is patriotic. >> right, i'm in a patriotic mood today. >> being out here when the fireworks, it's just so amazing, you see everybody return to being a child. >> i enjoyed the last time i came down with my kids. so i really wanted to be down here again. >> reporter: some arrived early to get the best seat of the house. >> the best place to watch. >> you have a birds eye view, nobody is in front of you to block your view and you see it all. >> reporter: okay now just to give you an idea. people have been coming down all afternoon. there are several police officers who have already aligned themselves all along the harbor walk literally within the last, i want to say 20 minutes, half hour, people have just packed the house here. over here, i don't know how much of this you'll be able to see. but again people just lining up to see t
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
he calls, informing voters. >> i don't care how much misinformation, big lies they put out. the people in this state are going to vote against the dream act in november. >> reporter: charlie works in progressive maryland, which represents the illegal immigrants. she said all of those who petitioned voters, there are many more who support the dream act. >> they'll believe that it's an issue of fairness. >> reporter: about 56,000 signatures were needed to place the dream act on a referendum. state election officials received more than double the number of required names. kai, back to you. >> okay. thank you, gigi. >>> with increasing optimism, the nfl season will kick off in time. sports director mark viviano joins us now with the latest on a court ruling. >> reporter: a u.s. appeals court has ruled that the owners lockout and players stand. but a joint reaction from the league and the players states that a court decision really doesn't matter to either of them. because both sides are working on a deal. another long day of north negotiating. and while there is a gag order restrict
CBS
Jul 7, 2011 6:00pm EDT
president of the national football league's players association. he led the way for free agency and big-money contracts for players. >>> and baltimore remembers another notable figure. tonight, vincent rallo is remembered. he took over an italian restaurant for his father. the local landmark is known for its breakfast and large portions. vincent rallo was 79. >>> the parents of a teenager killed in a baltimore city park, want to make sure it never happens again. their 14-year-old daughter was electrocuted when she touched a metal fence. a new regulation could keep electricity in check. >> reporter: well, tonight, the green family is urging city, state and private companies companies to continuously check for contact voltage. >> reporter: four years ago, deanna green touched a fence in druid hill park. an exposed electrical wire was touching the fence underground. 227 volts traveled through her body, killing her. now, her parents are intent on having the city take action. with the regulation in the 14- year-old's dame -- name. >> the deanna green rule would work to have surveys done of t
CBS
Jul 23, 2011 7:00am PDT
the big rossmoor retirement community in walnut creek. look at that footage. it started at 6:45 last night. fire crews stopped it from spreading to nearby buildings and luckily no serious injuries reported. >>> gay and lesbian military veterans joined the lgbt community here in san francisco to celebrate the end of "don't ask, don't tell." yesterday, president obama formally ended the ban on gays in the military that has stood for nearly a century. >>> tomorrow is hand-holding day at the contemporary jewish museum in san francisco. that is going on from 9 a.m. to noon. it's in response to an incident last week in which a security guard told a lesbian couple that hand-holding was not allowed. the museum says the guard's actions do not reflect museum policy. >>> the san francisco medical examiner's finding that suspect harding apparently killed himself has further inflamed people in the bayview. you might remember this story. 19-year-old kenneth harding who you see there was shot while being chased by police through the bayview last weekend, although the gun is missing. police say the
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
cars are here because they're sponsored by baltimore companies. ask candy. and said other big baltimore -- the other big baltimore connection. is that driver. >> just sinking to me. you said, 160 miles an hour. >> that's right. >> 160? >> 160. >> don't tell jabari that mark is going to drive number 68. he still thinks he is. >> i want to see me drive. >> the indy cars for the big race, they're racing on sunday. this is one of the support series. their big race is going to be on saturday, labor day. at the inner harbor, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back to you in the inner hill. >> they run from $2800 each. >> i want one of those cars. >>> baltimore and the orioles are teaming up. we need your help. during this weekend's stand, take nonperishable foods. the wjz family will collect your donations at the gate. friday, you can meet don, adam, ron, and andrea. saturday, you can meet vic, me, bob, mark, gigi, tim and pat. and sunday, you can meet denise, mary, jeff, stan and mike hellgren. all part of wjz's continuing community commitment. >>> and here's one of the stories we're
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. >> kristy, thank you. >>> and still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. a big change. what mcdonald's has taken out of its happy meals and putting in instead. >>> suspect in court. two men charged in the severe beating of a san francisco giants fan may have let their anger out on at least three other fans. >>> i'm ron matz. at webber's cider, it's buy local week in maryland. it's healthy and delicious. the story coming up on wjz's eyewitness news. >>> it is blue skies, as far as the eye can see. and low humidity. not bad. stick around. bern's updated first warning weather forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the famous chilean miners rescued. one struck a deal to produce a movie about a collapse of a mine last year. and the rescue efforts that captivated the world. trapped miners spent more than two months underground. shooting for the film is scheduled to start in 2012. >>> an elderly stroke victim is filing a lawsuit against the dallas police department. diane irons was arrested in may for public intoxication. police say she was slurring her speech. but when her son tried
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> landau has made a career studying residents of the white house, not the big house. that was before landau was ordered to be held here. he and his assistant were accused of stealing documents. today, landau's lawyer argued for bail and got it. >> mr. landau has been granted a $500,000 bail with a condition that he surrender his passport and report to pretrial services in baltimore city once a week. >> reporter: jason's bail was set even higher at $750,000. police say he controlled the museum where the documents were in. they were valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> reporter: but historic towments have value-- documents have value beyond money. >> reporter: when the exhibit opened in april, it took documents to bring the past alive. >> you can show quotations from letters and diaries and letters from the newspapers and be touched by how ghastly a time in our history this really was. >> reporter: but it's landau's future his lawyer is really worried about. >> even though he has no prior criminal record. and no prior failure to appears, he is a new york resident. and
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. we're live near the airport, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> a lot breaking on this big story on the bwi parkway. we'll have more for you on this still-developing story coming up at 5:00 and 6:00 live. >>> casey anthony could walk free in 24 hours. the verdict is being analyzed from coast to coast. karen brown reports for wjz on what happens now. >> reporter: people are already lining up to get a seat for casey anthony's sentencing. many can't believe she was cleared of murdering her daughter caylee. >> maybe someday she's going to wake up and realize, i've got to come forward. >> reporter: russell heckler was an alternate jury. >> it was the right decision. >> he said the prosecution did not prove caylee was murdered. >> they didn't show us how caylee died. that was important. >> reporter: heckler objects there was some sort of horrific accident. >> overall, i think the family knows a lot more than what came out at the trial. >> reporter: the judge will sentence casey anthony on four misdemeanor charges of lying to police. she's already spent nearly three years in jail. so many lega
CBS
Jul 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> it's a big gun. it wiped us all out. the witness told the police, he said to her, is it bad that i don't feel anything? >> reporter: the witness said that he talked about wanting to shoot someone for months. >> it's a miracle that the officer wasn't seriously injured. >> reporter: tonight, the shooter faces several charges. wjz dug into jordan's background. he served two years at fort riley before honorably discharged. he worked here as a security guard for the past month. he received a psychological treatment this year. he had three suicide attempts, including this month. he'll be behind bars until trial. >>> and jordan faces 11 different charges all together. >>> a presidential story -- the historical society of pennsylvania says that barry landowel took a letter signed by george washington. he and others are accused of taking several items. >>> the ravens could be practicing next week, but training camp can't start until there's an agreement. the players agreed last night, but the agreement isn't ratified. they're going over it and fine tuning the details. now, the players will
CBS
Jul 2, 2011 7:00am PDT
largest burger. they fired up the big grill a couple of hours ago. here is the current record holder, weighing in at 595 pounds. today, officials from the guinness book of world records will be in pleasantton to check out this burger's meaty rival. you can take a big bite out of today's patty for 99 cents. not only does it celebrate the fair's 99th year of operation. all the money is going to the community food bank in alameda county. >>> it is 7 minutes after 7:00, and we are going to be back with your very warm weather forecast, coming up, even warmer than yesterday, according to jim, who is working out the final details of that forecast right now. >>> plus, protecting kids from blood, guns, and gruesome images. common sense media firing back at the latest court decision on california's video game law. >>> and the recollections of a witness, the skill of an artist, hopefully some luck. next, a closer look at process used to come up with a police artist rendering. we'll be right back. ,,,,,, i hang my head out the window. oh man, we're delivering everything you can think of: plywood
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Jul 29, 2011 4:00pm EDT
at the site at that time. >> reporter: rescue workers spent about four hours. >> another big challenge for rescue workers. the heat, with temperatures pushing about 100 degrees. recovery workers could only work about 15 minutes of every hour. fortunately, none of those recovery workers were injured here. i'm meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> the body is at the medical examiner's office to determine the final cause and manner of death. >>> an investigation is under way in harford county, after a 14-year-old girl is struck and killed by a car. heather greer was struck. -- trying cocross the-- to cross the road when she was hit. greer died. landicer was not hurt. >>> nearly killed while helping a disabled motorist. city police officer rigby joined a group of students today at zion a.m.e. church. officer rigby is using a walker and still recovering from her injuries. she threw a pizza party for the church's youth camp for sending a get well card to her. good to see officer rigby. >>> more bad news for former astronaut from maryland. lisa nowak is being kicked out of the n
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Jul 28, 2011 4:00pm EDT
to pay an additional cost on their ticket. >> and those additional costs are adding up to big profits. $200 million a week, from the extra $2 on every ticket sold. a few aren't raising fares. alaska, hawaiian and spirit, who even started a website called don't tax me bro to encourage everyone to fight the increase. but not everyone is hopeful. >> you gotta take it because not a lot else you can do. >> reporter: with the debt crisis taking center stage, it seems the legislative stalemate that caused the shutdown will continue, with no relief in sight for flyers or their wallets. betty nguyen, wjz eyewitness news. >> today, they urged the faa to get back in business putting 1700 more workers back on the job. >>> a roller coaster day on wall street. [ stocks bells ringing ] >> dow was up this morning. dow was down 62. s&p was off 4. but the nasdaq was up a point. let's go to new york right now, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >>> some upbeat news on the job market helps stocks, despite the debt deadlock in washington. the numbers of americans fell last we
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. that story next on wjz. >>> paving the way for better streets in baltimore. how a big new purchase is doing just that. >>> hot and humid july evening. when will the weather improve? wjz meteorologist bernadette woods is updating your first warning forecast. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com. it's a great place to see all the listings in thousands of cities and towns. with lots of houses to chose from and down-to-earth prices the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> out of the ashes. a baltimore city church struggles to rebuild. investigators say the fire started after someone found stolen equipment in the sanctuary. what the church is doing to get back on its feet. >> reporter: hours before sunday services, flames ripped through the greater paradise christian center on the corner of east oliver and north potomac. >> now, two hours later, i
CBS
Jul 3, 2011 8:00am EDT
. this is the home of the big bushel where crab is king. >> look, he's biting me. >>reporter: they're crazy about crabs here in essex. >> they're succulent meat. you won't get it like that. >>reporter: if you want jumbos order in advance and expect to pay more for the holiday. >> you're just going to have to pay. the crab house is going to have to charge more money. most people will get their crabs for the holiday. >> you may get a free spin on the wheel. >> a free spin, and everybody wins. >>reporter: a winning tradition. >> they may not all be maryland blue crabs. you may find some crabs in the carolinas and gulf of mexico in demand. what are you looking for when you go buy? >> i would say flavor. >>> there's more to come on eyewitness news sunday morning. >> the defense team, can they throw a hail mary in time to save casey anthony? i'll have the latest on the trial. >>> what summer safety, maryland has new regulations. we'll tell you more when eyewitness news sunday morning comes back. ,,,,,,,,,, ring ring progresso i look great in my wedding dress with the help of your amazing li
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
biggest opening weekend in movie history. fans lined up at amc lowe's white marsh. big crowds at harbor east, where fion amc intosh and daughter told us they are just wild about harry. >> i just think it's cool the stories she tells. and it's fun. >> reporter: fiona is originally from scottland. >> there's even a real wind in harry potter where you can do a tour on the train so it's cool. >> reporter: this is the eighth and final film in the harry potter franchise. >> it's the end of my childhood. that's how i feel about it. >> i started reading the book when i was in second grade. so this is like my really whole childhood coming to an end. >> reporter: the harry box office toe total is staggering. $488million over the weekend around the world. >> it's very adventurous and outstanding and i think it's so cool how they can actually do all the magic. >> reporter: box office magic for the ages. ron max, wjz eyewitness news. >> harry potter deathly hollows part two took in $92 million on friday. the single biggest day take in movie history. >>> it's overwhelming. >> overwhelming mone
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Jul 22, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. but again, our record of 105 at bwi marshall airport. >>> today's other big story, president obama makes a visit to maryland. vic carter spent the day in college park, and is closely monitoring the talks on the debt and deficit. jessica kartalija covers the excitement of the visit. vic? >> reporter: well, i kai, president obama came here to maryland with a lot on his plate. he's managing wars in iraq, afghanistan and libya. and he's engaged in another battle over the debt. add to that, people came here to discuss their concerns about how they conduct their daily lives. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: mr. obama received a warm welcome here at richie coliseum, acknowledging that each the president is affected by the heat. >> i see there are some folks wearing shorts. my team said i shouldn't wear shorts. my legs weren't good enough to wear shorts. [ laughter ] >> but they talked about the financial crisis looming over the country. >> it's the first thing i wake up and think about in the morning. and the last thing i think about when i go to b
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Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
soon. captain mike perry, reporting live. >>> getting the road ready. workers get a big step ready to prepare for the grand prix. megan mcco-corkle shows us crews are -- mccorkell shows us they are hard at work. >> reporter: they are already setting up this grandstand. it's just the first step in a major transformation down here. >> reporter: the streets of downtown baltimore will soon look -- >> how about that? >> like this. the baltimore grand prix, now just weeks away, but to get from here to here, you have to start here. >> people are going to be amazed when they see baltimore around the world. >> reporter: martin stenk designed the two-mile track that will run along the inner harbor and along camden yards. >> what we're building is almost a small city within a city. >> this year, the parts of the race track will be surrounded by a race track wall. and protected by fencing. >> we have been doing these street races for more than 30 years. >> reporter: starting tonight, crews will begin working on light street, on the inner harbor. next week, work begins on conway street, from li
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Jul 12, 2011 6:00am EDT
confused with passing storms and weather. we'll see some weather but the big action should be down to the south and the east. a warm and humid morning. >> it is. by the way, let me officially issue a bad hair advisory for today. >> that takes guts. >> man. you mentioned bend it like beckham, that's a great movie. >> it is. >> and go out and get this f you haven't seen it, get, that's worth it. good kids movie, too. >> and it will be hot today you from looking for something for the kids to do. find it on net flix. on demand. bend it like beckham. >> you know where we are, we have a corn patch growing. that's when we continue. ,,,, pgh if you are waking up. and an amber alert in effect for this 8 year old. police say that two men abducted him while he was walking with a group of other children in the 300 block of gwen avenue. police are urging everyone to be on the look out for a light green ford taurus like you see here. if you have information on what has taken place, call the police. mike schuh will give us a update at the bottom of the hour on this alert still in effect. marty is
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Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
and exercise outside. >> no matter what age you are, doctors say this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are mostly at risk. already an 85-year-old woman and an elderly man have died from heat complications this summer. that's why officials are urging people to check in on their elderly regularly. >> the two heat-related deaths we've had so far this summer have come a few days after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them, the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headaches, nausea. all signs doctors say the heat is taking its toll on you. baltimore city is opening its cooling centers, where city residents can come in to chill out and get the air conditioning and ice water. >> reporter: and ice water really should be your buzz words in this type of severe heat. doctors say you need to hydrate yourself plenty. make sure if you're outside, you're taking plenty of breaks to try to s
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Jul 23, 2011 10:00pm PDT
customers. >>> my friend eric, a very big man ran after him and said in the midst of the scuffle he had them turned around and saw he was pulling out a gun and it accidentally fired. he is convinced the kid would have shot him but he ended up firing and hit an innocent bystander. >> the woman passing by with a man and children was treated for a bullet graze on her legs but she is okay. >>> we thought gaylords may not talk about the customers being hit by brazen laptop thieves. >> we have been insanely busy today actually. >>> the three are still at large and the laptops are missing and despite what i said earlier there are people inside gaylords determined to hang on to their laptops. >>> thank you very much. >>> well, it was not a surprise but it is still shocking five time grammy award winner amy winehouse found dead in her london apartment, just 27 years old. cause of death, still unknown. the british singer songwriter was known for her soulful music and personal demons. she talked about her highs and lows. >> amy winehouse was a fresh bass 20-year-old when she burst on the briti
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
saying, i get a little piece and you get the whole shebang. he talks about a big brick and a kilo. he's been ordered to be held until he gets a detention hearing. he's dangerous and a flight risk. >>> he's been with the department since '94. he was fired in 2002 for falling asleep on the job. he sued and got reenstated and received back pay. >>> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake unveils a new tax plan. city homeowners would see a city tax cut of 20% by 2020. that would be funded from the slots parlor and the revenue. this is in response to her challenger. >>> the president is bringing his message to maryland later on this week. he'll host a town hall meeting friday at the university of college park. they'll hand out a number of tickets tomorrow morning. the topic is the debt ceiling debate currently going on in washington, d.c.. >>> the justice department welcomes a meeting for the families of those killed on 9/11 who believe their phones may have been hacked by a british tabloid. [no audio] >>> this former editor is the communication's chief. he was arrested in connection with the
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
, momma mia. >> have a great day. we'll see you later. give yourselves a big hand. we need a seven second delay with the one little guy. >> well, he was the momma mia friend. >> welk your ship has come in, well, maybe going out. ,,,,,,,,, at progressive, you can bundle your home and auto policies and save. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at progressive.com. >> reporter: coming up, we'll have the latest on casey anthony. >> reporter: i'm andrea fujii, live outside of the social security building. raising the debt ceiling. if no agreement is reached, there could be major consequences in maryland. >>> we have new information on the accident on 50 eastbound. details on that one and the other two we're following in a few. >>> we have a very warm week shaping up. we'll talk about how hot it gets in the forecast. >> actress poppy montgomery is coming out with a new show. first, she's playing the creator of j.k. rowling in a lifetime movie. we'll have more on today's come here! somebody help! [ nail gun firing ] [ nails ricocheting ] [ paint splashes ]
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
big league start. he pitched in relief for the chicago cubs the last two years. orioles hitters will face harrison. the os have lost 13 of their last 19 games. that includes a brutal beating in arlington last night. chris jakaboskis got six outs while allowing six runs. these guys are filling in because brian mattis and the others have struggled. the result right now, a 13-4 defeat. but the starting rotation that seems to be falling apart, andy mcphail referred to it as a step backward. >>> golfer tiger woods would like to take a step forward with his career but an injured leg is keeping him from doing that and tiger announced he will not play the british open. he says he will miss his second consecutive major on the advice of doctors as he continues to heal from injuries. we last saw woods in competition in may after just nine holes, he walked off the course because of pain. tiger says he's not sure when he'll play again. >>> finally, excellent goal from the women's world cup in germany, ellen white gets her foot on the ball for a perfectly placed shot. she was on the run between tw
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: marcus's aunt said he had big dreams but all of that was taken away wednesday afternoon, after marcus was shot in the chest and killed inside this brooklyn home complex. >> it's a little unreal. >> reporter: investigators say they're looking into the possibility that marcus and a friend were playing with a gun. so far, no charges have been filed. >> they believe in abstinence. but again, right now, the investigation is still ongoing. >> it sounds like there were a lot of questions. >> cliff came to offer support to marcus's family at their home. >> i fell in love with the kid the first time i met him. >> reporter: grief over marcus's death has been widespread. >> friends and teammates quickly showed support after he was killed. >> reporter: a facebook page is now set up for friends to mourn. they're still trying to understand how this shining star was taken away so quickly. >> this is really senseless. >> reporter: police say they're still waiting to hear from the state attorney's office to find out if any charges will be filed in this case. vic? >> reporter: monique, th
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a big step forward in the obama's push for embryonic stem cell research. they blocked should from moving forward. a lawsuit claims research violated the ban. the obama administration argued the embryos were privately harvested so the ban doesn't apply. >>> a new billboard is turning heads in indianapolis. it compares hot dogs to cigarettes. warnings, hot dogs can wreck your health. the sign comes from the committee. the billboard is an effort to get consumers away from processed meat. doctors say processed meat can cause cancers. they recommend veggie dogs over traditional hot dogs. >>> calorie listings on restaurant menus may actually help you eat healthier meals. one in six fast food customers has bought lower calorie meals since the introduction of nutrition labeling in the u.s. researchers polled more than 15,000 customers at fast food chains in new york, where calorie counts are required by law. >>> easing concerns about mobile phone use and radiation. they do not increase the risk of cancer risk in children and teens. >>> like most of her friends, 11-year
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
from a big hit comedy movie. we'll tell you the story and give you a preview of the great dundalk heritage fair. four days of celebrating the 4th of july. wait until you hear about the entertainment, that's when the eyewitness news morning edition rolls on. ,,,,,, host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: is the pen mightier than the sword? ninja 2: ow vo: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. somebody help! [ gasps ] my hero! anyone can be a hero with the new captain america cherry coolatta from dunkin'. get yours for a limited time only. america runs on dunkin'. hurry in today for your first avenger tri-cup while supplies last. >>> you know, that's a beautiful thing. red's fans are in town. i was at the ballpark last night. we had a reunion. there was a lot of cardinal fans in town. it's not like when you see the red sox fans and you're six to your stomach. it was neat seeing them. people having vacations, watching baseball. >>> calm winds and barometer at 30.01678, i have to tell you, it wouldn't be a bad thing i
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
center. >> >> it's an absolutely great day's start. we have the big dome of canadian high pressure running the forecast. today, cut and paste of the word pleasant. >>> the trouble is north of us, but southbound. here's sharon. >>> big trouble on 95 southbound. all lanes are blocked from the get go this morning on 95 southbound. that's just in the area past maryland, 222. that's perryville. you can see, the traffic is diverted off of 95 southbound because of it. it's diverted from exit's 193. you can take pulaski to get around the situation. expect delays on 95 and delays on pulaski as well. we have an accident past the maryland line. another one in rosedale, a new one in hampstead at st. paul street. speeds on the beltway are up to par and above. everything's running smoothly on the top and the westside. traffic is diverted at 272. there's an accident there and there's another shot of 95 and 275. remember, wjz is always on, go to wjz.com for more. back to you, don. >>> this was the breaking news from overnight, two security officers were shot. andrea fujii is live with more. >> rep
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Jul 2, 2011 10:00pm PDT
it is better to prohibit all these devices. >> reporter: how can something that big be undone by something like this? the data is limited and the evidence all anecdotal. in 2003 a plane crash in new zealand killed eight people. investigators said the pilots's operating cell phone might have caused eroanous navigations. there have been 10 reports of passenger electronics causing problems. >> we had that red flag pop up and then go down showing there's interference. >> reporter: a bigger problem, noncomplying passengers. >> we get reports from flight attendants every day on just about every night. >> reporter: but technology might change all that. electronics maker air cell has installed its secure in-flight wireless system go-go in almost one out of three planes. in the last month of last year, 2 million passengers safely went on line up in the air. and foreign carriers like emirates air have secure systems for in-flight cell phone tuesday. but be careful what you wish for. all passengers on phones all the time? >> is an absolutely horrible idea. >> reporter: and no way to fly awa
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Jul 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
are expected to show up for tomorrow's big aids walk in san francisco. >>> carmegedon, the $1 billion project that has so-cal drivers hitting the breaks. is it worth all the hype. >> i'm ann makove -- anne makovec. jim has the morning off. i'm on my way in. highs around the mid-50s to lower 60s. tonight is expected to be cloudy with more fog and drizzle. sunday expected to be cloudy with fog and drizzle in the morning. we will look at the full forecast. 7-days coming up in the next few minutes. first, stopping our news this morning, the military's policy of don't ask, don't tell for the gay service members will continue for now. a federal appeals court in san francisco issued the order last night the justice department says ending the policy now would end the process of rolling it back. but in the court ruling they said the government cannot penalize anyone under don't ask, don't tell. pose -- people opposed about gay lessons to social studies classes hopes to pup the issue to a vote. they want a referendum on the ballot. the group has to collect nearly half a million signatures. the
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
. the bullet hit the officer's gun and fragments hit his hip. it was a big gun, it could have wiped us all out. >> you don't feel safe any more. >> reporter: he was not linked to the original call for help. he saw this as a opportunity to strike. >> he had some large hatred towards the police officers. what we know is that he was incredibly mad at the police department. >> reporter: his exgirlfriend says he's in the u.s. army, stationed in kansas and he recently returned to baltimore. the police tracked him down thursday. they found pieces of the rifle in his car and house. >> reporter: he's awaiting a bail review. >> the officer is home from being treated at shock trauma. >>> your next trip from expedia and more sites could cost more. you could be taxed on the full price of the hotel room, instead of the half price you pay. >>> the industry is going to pay on the cut, cap and balance deal. it's not expected to pass. don't forget, the president is going to be at the university of college park for a town hall meeting. vic carter will be there, too. >>> a game changing day at the pentago
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Jul 9, 2011 7:00am PDT
hughes explains how this glamorous vacation is about big business for the brits. >> reporter: prince william and kate touched down in california. they were greeted by governor jerry brown kicking off their high-profile american visit. it's also catherine's first time to the united states. the royals were quickly motorcaded to beverly hills for a technology summit with philanthropists and venture captainist he is. fans outside -- capitalists, fans outside were hoping for a glimpse. >> it to believe -- i want to belief in the fairy tale. >> reporter: the prince landed a c-king helicopter for the first time. the focus in canada was more about ties with the monarchy. here in california, the couple will promote british industry and the prince's charities. they attended a reception at the british consul-general's home with local politicians and killing the tears. the couple will be -- dignitaries. the couple will be staying there for the weekend. >> the couple has kindly invited us to meet the royal highnesses. who could say no? >> reporter: some neighbors have signed no trespassing orders
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Jul 4, 2011 6:00am EDT
crazy. >> reporter: drunk driving is another big no-no. >> it's a holiday season and people want to enjoy themselves, don't get behind the wheel. >> i drive aggressively. >> reporter: it's a warning this driver will take with him. >> slow down and keep an eye out for the police, i guess. >> reporter: it's not just maryland, but washington, d.c. and pennsylvania and more will have the smooth operator campaigns in full effect this week. >>> and the tipsy taxi program is offering free rides home in baltimore city for those drinking on the 4th of july. you can call for more information. that number is available at most bars and restaurants in the area. >>> derek jeter is ready to return to the lineup. he went 1-2 yesterday. he had a right calf strain. he'll be in his 12th all-star game. >>> an oriole will be heading to the game as well. he'll be the first oriole to join the game since 1989. he'll play in texas tonight. later, with a one run lead, kevin gregg gets chipper jones out and the orioles win it, 5- 4. >>> now, despite the tough economy, the fireworks business is booming. there
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
worth up to a quarter of a million dollars. >>> the big story, a lot of, a story getting a lot of buzz on social media. this could cost him anywhere between 5 and $13,000 to the irs. it's a gift worth value. just like on the price is right, whoever wins that showcase, or for that matter, if you win a toaster oven, conservationally speaking, you owe tax money on it. >> you pay it before you leave the building. >> that wouldn't be a bad thing. >> people are going "the guy did the right thing" and it's costing him. call frankenstein brenner. i'd call him up and say "i'm rescinding the offer, here's your tickets, no chance." every usher knows your face. still free to walk in. i did help him get around that if i owned the yankees. all our friends at the irs, the most efficient government agency. they don't waste any of your tax dollars. >> let's take a look at a graphic here. it is absolutely gorgeous. 66 degrees right now. this day's going to be sunny. 82 at lunch. on its way to a high of 85. very pleasant this evening. upper 60s now. ten degrees cooler. ronny's outside, you can attes
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Jul 1, 2011 4:00pm EDT
dundalk where the fourth of july celebration begins today. a parade, big name entertainment and a lot more. the story coming up here in wjz. >>> and the weekend is here with the weather work out for your holiday plans, don't miss the update. >>> complete coverage continues with t.j. honey, why aren't you playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle. [ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple users and devices simultaneously. verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-tty/v. >>> an tops reveals randy savage died from heart disease. he had an enlarged heart with blocking of his arteries. he was driving when he crashed into a tree. he suffered minor injuries from the crash but the cause of his death is hea
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm EDT
? >> reporter: they say the homeowner, a 58-year-old man, did not have a criminal background. >>> a big break for the men accused of stealing historic valuable documents, they can get out of jail. vick is in the newsroom to tell us. >> reporter: the pair is accused of stealing $6 million for the documents from the maryland historical society. they have been in jail since they were arrested more than a week ago. he needs to come up with $750,000 to get out. police say the pair took 60 documents, including papers signed by abraham lincoln. kai, back to you. >> landau calls himself america's presidential histian. -- historian. >>> developing news just into wjz. we've learned that fire chief academy is being replaced. some firefighters are being accused of cheating on a state licensing test. the state is investigating cheating accusations. >>> seven days and counting. time is running out for lawmakers to reach an agreement on the debt debate. democrats and republicans are arguing over dueling plans to decrease the spending and increase the debt limit. president obama has promised to veto th
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, doctors say this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if, like, these guys, you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are most at risk. already, a 95-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man in the city have died from heat- related complications this summer. that's why health officials are urging people to check in on their elderly neighbors frequently, with a warning that it takes time before effects of the heat can karch up with you. -- catch up with you. >> so the two, heat-related deaths we have had this summer have come after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them on the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after, and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headache, nausea, all signs doctors say the heat is taking a toll on you. city residents can come out and get free ice water. >> reporter: ice water, the key word here. doctors say it is really important if you're going to be spending any time outdoors to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. they also say it's important to take lots
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